Based on the New York Times bestseller, Clinton Cash, written by Peter Schweizer, is a must-see documentary for truth-seekers.
It only touches the surface of the Clinton dynasty’s documented corruption and cronyism, but it’s chock-full of facts and scandalous details you won’t get by watching Fox.
Broken down by nation-state, the doc sweeps the surface of anecdotes, one after the other, in which the Clintons have followed a model designed to enrich themselves, by exploiting their power as Secretary of State and former POTUS.
The Clintons, using the Clinton Foundation as their front, state their goal is to combat climate change, hunger, poverty, and disease around the world. They say they want to fight for women, minorities, and general human rights in oppressed countries, and they promise to create so-called public-private partnerships in order to create more sustainable communities and energy-efficient cities and homes.
But Clinton Cash shows the Clinton Foundation has clear ulterior motives, including self-enrichment of the Clintons themselves.
The documentary outlines a pattern of behavior — whenever the Clintons seem to stray from their publicly espoused policies or principles, one simply has to “follow the money” to find out why.
Citing examples from Rwanda, Nigeria, Sudan, Congo, Haiti, Colombia, India, Russia, and other foreign countries, author Peter Schweizer talks the viewer through the clear pattern his research unveiled. Bill and Hillary Clinton exchange favors — like legitimizing an oppressive dictator, lifting sanctions in a foreign country, or manipulating regulations — in order to get something from a foreign leader or dictator that benefits them directly, or more often, one of their friends, allies, or big donors.
The Clintons have colossal power and influence in the world.
Bill gives speeches for which he is compensated huge amounts of money — in most cases upwards of $200,000, $500,000 or even $750,000 per speech. Hillary has control over major operations around the world using U.S. tax dollars in which huge contracts are awarded. They both collect donations in the millions and even hundreds of millions of dollars for their “work” with the Clinton Foundation.
The Clintons also have wealthy allies and donors, many of whom are businessmen interested in tapping into natural resources and money-making potential of third-world countries.
One story told by the documentary regards President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame.
The Clintons and the Clinton Foundation praise Paul Kagame.
“I want to say a special word of appreciation for the leadership of President Kagame,” Bill Clinton says in a speech in the film. Kagame was awarded the “Clinton Global Citizen Award.”
But as the documentary points out, Kagame has been singled out by the United Nations as having a terrible human rights record.
Why would the Clintons have legitimized Kagame?
They did it in a way that created direct commercial opportunities in Africa for donors and allies who want to do business there.
In several countries throughout Africa, including Nigeria, Rwanda, the Congo, and Sudan, close friends of the Clintons and donors to the Clinton Foundation have access to mineral rights or oil drill rights that were not previously granted until their friendship by association with the dictators in charge of those countries’ laws through the Clintons.
Nigeria is one of the most corrupt and poverty-stricken nations in the world. It is rich in natural resources, and receives hundreds of millions of dollars in federal aid from U.S. taxpayers, but none of those resources ever trickle down to those most in need. The country is run by oligarchical dictators who benefit from bestowing favors on powerful people, like the Clintons, who give them what they need to stay in power.
The documentary also spent time on what happened in Haiti after the horrible Haitian earthquake of 2010. The U.S. was supposed to provide both civilian and military disaster relief and humanitarian assistance. And the State Department, led by Hillary Clinton, was responsible for overseeing the reconstruction effort and for allocating the use of all U.S. tax dollars given to Haiti through U.S.A.I.D.
Haiti received up to $13 billion from international relief organizations.
The Clintons called all the shots on rebuilding and reconstruction, called the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (IHRC). But the “relief effort” was a complete failure.
Most of what was done in Haiti clearly benefited Clinton Foundation donors and Clinton allies, but not the Haitian people. Clinton donors were awarded the reconstruction contracts. And they were never held accountable for shoddy work, incomplete contracts, or exorbitant excess expenses above their estimates.
VCS Mining, an inexperienced mining company led by Tony Rodham — HRC’s brother — received a grant to mine for gold in Haiti after the earthquake. This was the first time a foreign company was given a grant to mine for gold in Haiti in 50 years.
The documentary goes on to depict story after story just like these, and uses visuals and real life quotes and speeches from the Clintons to provide context.
In one interview, an elderly Bill Clinton defends his speeches with, “I gotta pay our bills.”
The author Schweizer wraps up the film with this quote: “If that happens one or two times, you might say, ‘Look it’s just a coincidence.’ But when you see the pattern repeated over and over and over again, you have to recognize that these events are related.”
“[The Clintons have] created a model for massive self-enrichment that allows you to go into so-called public service but get extremely rich at the same time.”